The Los Angeles Angels signed outfielder Ben Revere in the off-season. The hope was that Revere could be a bounce back candidate for a team desperate for offensive production, especially in left field.
Revere has been slow to start thus far for the Los Angeles Angels. Both he and Cameron Maybin had been sharing time through the month of April. However, an injury sidelined teammate Mike Trout for five games in early May and both players saw some extended play simultaneously.
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Then at the end of May both Maybin and Trout went on the DL at the same time giving Revere a golden opportunity, unfortunately he has not been able to take advantage of it. Maybin is now holding down centerfield for Trout and Eric Young Jr. has left field on lock down so again Revere is back to a utility spot.
Revere has done little to help himself with a .203 AVG and .213 OBP through 133 AB is not a reassuring start to the 2017 season. Last year was a disaster for Revere and this year is not shaping up any better at this point.
Revere is just a season plus removed from being a consistent .300 AVG hitter with 25-30 SB speed. A lost season in Washington with the Nationals is now bleeding into 2017.
Whike some would argue that consistent play could help to jump start Revere, counterpart Cameron Maybin has begun to pull away offensively.
Overall Grade: F. Simply put, Revere has not even been replacement level. At this rate, he will remain a reserve and not even see platoon time as Maybin picks up his level of play.